By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster response. The Syrian crisis has been the largest and most sustained response in ShelterBox’s history. Since we first responded to the crisis in December 2012, ShelterBox has supported over 400,000 people, providing them with essential aid ranging from tents to warm winter … More Ten years of conflict in Syria
By Victoria Ifould, International Giving Officer, ShelterBox For over 20 years, Rotary and ShelterBox have worked together to support families with a place to call home after disaster. ShelterBox teams work with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential aid to support them in rebuilding their lives. This International Women’s Day we are sharing stories of the … More ShelterBox and Rotary stand with Women after disaster
By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff International Women’s Day is Monday, 8 March, 2021. In celebration of this day, the Service in Action blog will be posting several stories next week highlighting women and the unique opportunities they face. In celebration of International Women’s Day, you can learn how Rotary supports mothers and children as … More Celebrate International Women’s Day
By Alex Youlten, Rotary Partnership Manager at ShelterBox “Unprecedented” must be one of the most used words in 2020 – mainly connected to the global impact of the coronavirus but also true of the number of extreme weather events around the world. For ShelterBox, Rotary’s partner in disaster response, the end of the calendar year … More Disasters haven’t stopped for coronavirus. Neither have Rotary and ShelterBox.
By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff In 2000, the idea for ShelterBox was conceived by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The club was an established group of around 40 people, who had been involved in a variety of charitable activities, both at home and abroad. The idea was sparked by watching the news … More Celebrating 20 years of ShelterBox
By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff To curb the spread of COVID-19, governments around the world have imposed restrictions to keep people washing their hands, limiting social contact, and remaining in their homes. But what if you don’t have a home, access to clean water, or a local support network to begin with? That’s the situation … More Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis
By Yi Shun Lai, ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer First: Stay in place. The families we meet on deployment for ShelterBox are in deep need: Many of their homes have blown away; their villages are in disarray, and the supply chains for necessities like food and water are still down. But they are still alive after hurricanes because … More Everything I learned about weathering COVID-19, I learned from responding to disaster with ShelterBox
This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month throughout August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Working with partners can strengthen club and district service projects by ensuring sustainability, providing access to subject-matter experts, and strengthening local networks. Partnering with local, … More Collaborate with Rotary’s partners on service project
By Carla Sateriale, member of the Rotaract Clubs of Hampstead, Hendon and Golders Green in England and 2018-19 Communications Officer for Rotaract in Great Britain and Ireland ShelterBox delivers boxes of aid in disaster zones, right? That’s what I used to think. Since I got involved in Rotaract in 2014, I’ve heard various people … More What is ShelterBox all about?
By Jim Robinson, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Rotary Liaison at ShelterBox At ShelterBox we are incredibly proud of our partnership with Rotary. As project partners in disaster relief since 2012, we have worked together since our inception in 2000. Around 90% of our responses feature engagement with and support from Rotary members on the ground, right … More ShelterBox and Rotary work together in Malawi